Nose: Honey and heavy fruits.
Mouth: Chocolate, rye bread, honey
Finish: A bit spicy (rye maybe?), long.
101 proof, yet absolutely no alcohol tinge or burn. Just amazing, and the finish is even spicier with ice.
pkt77242 wrote:...a nice bourbon that is available just about anywhere and very inexpensive.
Alas, not in my neck of the woods, where the powers that be (i.e. the Societe des Alcools de Quebec) insist on only listing the 40%ABV version - a very faint echo of the 101 suitable for little more than marinades, bastes and sauces.
That said, it ain't as good as it used to be, when it was 8 years old domestically. Today, our overseas brethren have the best of it, with all the 8yo being export-only. The domestic 101 is a blend of 4-, 6-, and 8-year old anymore -- a poor substitute for 'real' Wild Turkey 101, bottled prior to the mid-'90s.
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